Data Center Expansion to Achieve Industry Certification
Uptime Institute to Certify Scott Data Center Reliability
June 25, 2010 (Omaha, Nebraska) – Scott Data Center today announced the planned expansion of its Omaha data center to be subject to the Uptime Institute’s rigorous and comprehensive infrastructure assessment in the data center industry. “With the expansion of the Scott Data Center, we feel strongly that our facility design and construction be validated by an industry expert, independent third-party,” said Ken Moreano, Executive Director.
The Uptime Institute is headquartered in Santa Fe, New Mexico and provides comprehensive site infrastructure assessments in the global marketplace. The Uptime Institute ranks data center reliability via an Uptime Institute developed Tier ranking system. Julian Kudritzki, Vice President – Uptime Institute said “Scott Technology’s investment in Tier III Certification of the Omaha site further confirms their commitment to providing high availability to their customers”. Kudritzki added, “Tier III Certification will significantly differentiate Scott Technology from ‘self-certifications’. In Uptime Institute experience, the majority of self-certifications are inaccurate, sometimes off by two Tiers”.
As a third-party validation, the Tier III Certification will provide Scott Data Center clients with the assurance that the site infrastructure is in place to respond to their business requirements. Scott Pollard, Director of Operations said, “According to our research, the Scott Data Center will be the first Nebraska data center to achieve the Uptime Institute’s Certification”.
Scott Data Center has targeted the summer of 2011 for completion of the certification and expansion.
About Scott Data Center
Scott Data Center opened in January 2006 with a 50,000 square foot data center. In May 2008, the Scott Data Center added an additional 30,000 square feet of data center space. This 80,000 square foot, carrier neutral, 24/7 available facility is located in Omaha, Nebraska.
For additional information about Scott Data Center visit www.scottdatacenter.com